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Anthony Boccaccio
Works at Imaging In Italy
Attended Univerity of Rochester
Lives in Spokane, Washington , Rome, and Rio de Janeiro
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Nathan, as you grow into your life you'll see that what you have done now is one of the most loving and best things you could ever do for yourself and for those who love you - something that many people DON'T do:  accepting yourself as good, loving and lovable.  Anyone who uses the bible to denigrate God's creation, is either ignorant or hypocritical.  I'm a Catholic and gay and wished I'd come out at your age.  Follow your heart and don't listen to anyone else.  Being gay doesn't mess you up mentally; it's the homophobia you and I have to suffer that messes us up.  Don't let anyone, ANYONE, even your parents, dictate how YOU want to live.  You might want to read Matthew Vine's "God ane the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in support of same-sex relationships" (Amazon.com) as it is a comprehensive rebuttle to all those who cite the bible as being proof that God has ordained homosexuality as sinful. No-one chooses their sexuality; it's a GIFT FROM GOD.

You are a fine young man and would make any mother or father proud of you.  Go and have a great life, find a partner and love him with all your heart.  God bless you.
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Actually, Leviticus and Romans don't say that homosexuality is a sin.  The word homosexual didn't exist until about 1890.  Sexual orientation is a concept that didn't exist until about 1820.  The translation of the Hebrew Greek, then to French, then to English (King James) changed/interpreted words that had no clear meaning in those original languages.  As an example, the word in Greek for ephebe was translated into the Latin/english as effeminate which gave the sexual connotation of a man that was acting like a woman.  The translation of that idea finally arrived to mean "homosexual", but it was never intended to have that meaning.  In fact, homosexual behavior was encouraged among the Jews until they returned from Babylon.  There were so few of them left, that sexual behavior was confined only to religious rites, and forbidden in ordinary, customary relations which were acceptable in Babylon.  In the New Testament, Romans is another example: St. Paul used the word "uncustomary" or "uncommon"  for actions between men, and repeats the same word several times, such as when he talks about men having long hair .."like women"...he used the word uncustomary, not "unspeakable" or "unacceptable".  For reasons that history will show, the various translations of those phrases were incorrect, and perhaps, purposefully changed to suit the political/social situation of the time.

Furthermore, the old and new testaments have only 6 verses that seem to mention the "problem" of homosexuality, but over 450 rules, regulations, and criticisms of heterosexual behavior.  It seems that God is more worried about the straight world than the gay world.

It is always a point of contention when people say "God said"....when they are absolutely ignorant of the language of the original text.
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Interesting stuff Anthony. There are other common misconceptions and mis-translations of the Bible in other areas too. Just as Elohim is often translated to singular God, when it should accurately be translated as "Mighty ones" plural. There are A LOT of accounts in the Bible that seem to have to do more with E.T.'s than with purely a singular Creator God or essence as we currently conceive same. The Bible also seems to indicate that there are positive and helpful Elohim and negative Elohim.
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GoldBones...you need to relax a little and just get into the story.  It's not about reality, it's about imagination.  Merry Christmas.
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Fox News...I love it! And Americans just eat up these idiots!
The network that brought you "WMD in Iraq" lies about solar power's potential. Anyone surprised?
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On the day she arrived at a Georgia prison intake center, the deliberate defeminizing of Ashley Diamond, a male-to-female transgender woman, began.
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I just launched the new and improved IMAGING IN ITALY PHOTO TOURS WEBSITE.  Please tell all your friends about it.  You can see it at www.imaging-in-italy.com  Thank you.
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MORE STORIES FROM THE AMAZON...
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It is so great when us photographers are able to go back and bring prints to our once-were subjects...
In this case the way back became an adventure itself! And what a treasure, you were bringing back this time...
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Photographer, artist, world traveler
Skills
Photography, oil painting, classical piano,
Employment
  • Imaging In Italy
    Owner, 2004 - present
    Tony Boccaccio is the owner and creator of Imaging In Italy photo tours. He began his photographic career with National Geographic Magazine in 1971 and has since photographed in over 30 countries in as many years with a client list that is straight from the Fortune 500. He has hand-picked photographers who will show you how to bring the history of Rome alive through simple yet highly effective techniques.
  • Boccaccio Photography
    Owner, 1971 - present
    Anthony Boccaccio began his career with National Geographic Magazine in 1971. His work has taken him to over 30 countries in as many years, from the Great Wall of China to the volcanos of Iceland and the sweltering jungles of the Brazilian Amazon. His photography has been published in National Geographic Magazine, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, Natural History Magazine, The Smithsonian, Newsweek, and others. His corporate clients include IBM, Hewlett Packard, Vogel Associates, Apple, CBS Records, H.T.H Corporation of Japan, Banco do Brasil, S.A., Brazil Invision, Ldt, and Montreal Engenieria, S.A. of Brazil.
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Spokane, Washington , Rome, and Rio de Janeiro
Previously
Rome, Italy - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Photographer, painter, pianist, and voyager
Introduction
Tony is a series of contrasts. He is probably most known for his beautiful travel shots yet while working with the human figure, his sensitivity rivals that of the great painters. Indeed, his artistic life began as a young painter trained in the classical manner. He has studied classical piano at the Eastman School of Music and plays bluegrass banjo. He lived in Brazil as a teenager and Italy as a college student. In 1995, he returned to Rome, Italy to continue his painting and to learn how to sculpt in the classical manner under one of Rome's most gifted sculptors, Alessandro Nocera. He has taught photography at the college level and currently directs a photographic workshop in Rome, Italy.
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I speak three language and like Italian food
Education
  • Univerity of Rochester
    How to stay out of Vietnam, 1967 - 1971
  • Gonzaga University
    Masters in Education, 1985 - 1988
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Antonio, Tonico
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Anthony Boccaccio publishes his fascinating documentation the building of the famous Transamazonic Highway, and the gold rush that followed.

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